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Author archive for: John Jameson


Perspective of Death

Of the Christian it has been said: “The decay, and wasting, and infirmities of old age will be, as the land-birds, lighting on the shrouds, telling the weary mariner that And the end is but the touching of the weatherbeaten keel on the shore of Glory”

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Fear of Not Changing

A man who hadn’t seen Mr K in a long time greeted him with the words “You haven’t changed at all.” “Oh,” said Mr K and turned pale.

This is an old German proverb translated by my friend Kai Kaemmerer

Bertolt Brecht


Aim High

In the long run men hit only what they aim at.  Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau


Suspend or Omit

It is an art of no  little importance to administer  medicines properly,  but it is an art of much greater and more difficult acquisition to  know when to suspend or altogether to omit them

Phillip Pinel 1745-1826